‘Gold Flame’

Beetroot (H9) flowers, VIII–IX; yellow-gold foliage shaded orange in summer, which intensifies during autumn and winter to bright red; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Similar to Calluna vulgaris ‘Sir John Charrington’ but produces slightly paler flowers a little earlier.

Found by Brian & Valerie Proudley; introduced by Proudleys Landscape Gardeners (Two Bridges, Blakeney, Gloucestershire, England) in 1969.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.